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and yes that's a shock collar
I don't exactly like the wife using her hands or anything physical with him as he's still an aggressive breed even though he's a teddy bear. Better to use that imo then anything else.
 

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lol if they count then post a pic haha j/k

I want to see grandevils dog. Looks like another beast. Always loved the bigger breeds that are more dominant.
 

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Good call on the E-Collar. It's by far the best way to train. Beautifull dog BTW.

I have a border collie, couple of cats and some various frogs and other critters in my kids aquarium. Lost my buddy last summer, Diesel was a 5 year old Black Lab who almost had his AKC Master Hunter title. He developed a brain tumor and had to be put down. He was an amazing dog in the field hunting.
 

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here is mine, 125 pounds:



and also is my ATV security system, he loves to ride, so ain't nobody touchin that wheeler:

 

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elkbow is yours a male or female and also is he cut? Just curious how big this puppy is going to get.

We use the collar after reading lots of online sites about aggressive/dominant breeds. My wife is a tad over 100lbs so that's the last thing i want to deal with. I believe most problems arise from bad owners, but the possibility is always there I guess. The rott is a hell of a security system though
 

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Corey, yeah he is a male....

One thing about Rotties, awesome dogs, and it is the owners....guaranteed you won't walk in my house without me, but if I walk up to you with my dog outside the house, he will be your buddy, he loves to play, loves kids, likes dogs and cats even....

but the house and my truck is his....

they are dominant dogs, so require a bit different training, socialization is key, introduce them always to kids, other dogs, people, etc...

and never let them be the alpha with you, never, as they can be a handful...my dog tested me for the first couple of years, but not anymore, he knows who the boss is...

I did not get him fixed until he was 5, and they really don't max out on weight until about 4 or 5 years old...you have to watch after they get fixed, no more free feeding, they will eat like pigs....

so, if you're not going to breed your dog, get it fixed, 6 months or later is a good age, but the longer you leave them go, the worse traits they will develop...

I walk my dog with two other rotties, one male and one female, surprisingly my male and the other one get along fairly well, but since the woman got the male, the female rottie has become dominant, we used to be able to walk with no problems, but now her female tries to dominate my dog, and he'll take it for a bit, but not very long, the last 3 times out walking all 3 dogs have started fighting, mainly because the woman is not the alpha over her dogs, they control her, so i have to jump in there and break them up....

last time out, they started fighting, i jumped right in, my dog is very well trained, so i grabbed her female which is about 85 pounds, gave it to her, then went to break up the males, i got hold of her male, then told mine to go sit, which he immediately does, then i pinned her male to let him know who the alpha was, had to hold him down for a couple of minutes before he submitted....

told her that were not walking anymore until she learns how to train her dogs and get control of them, otherwise they will keep fighting, the real problem will come when she is walking them by herself and they see another dog...
 

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I disagree with the "dominant/aggressive" breed statement. There are no "dominant" breeds, there are dominant dogs. And "aggressive" is certainly different from protective. Any dog can be trained to be aggressive.
 

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yeah, thats what I said in my statements above, Rottweilers are big dogs, so have a reputation and like any dog, if you don't socialize it, will not like people or other animals....Rottweilers are dominant because of size, but no more than other large dogs, but they tend to be stronger, more powerful because of how they are built...
 

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yes we have socialized it bigtime. We let it out to play with the neighbords pit bull and they just have a blast. along with my parents Dalmatian. He has only tested me a few times and that didn't last long. I use to train with some of the k9's when I was in the military which helped with the alpha role thing, but the way they train doesn't help with the socialization aspect or help with getting it to listen to my wife.

He's fixed already and the funny thing? We leave food out all the time because he doesn't eat like crazy at all. In fact we have changed his food up like crazy and he loves it for 2 days then just stops. we leave an entire bowl out all the time or else he will maybe eat a cup full per day then walk away. Vet said just leave it out all the time until he gets fat or starts eating then start rationing it. I don't want a fat dog, but damn he doesn't eat like most other dogs I've seen.

Only way he really eats like crazy is if we put wet food in with it. We started this afew months of trying different things. Vet said just make him eat it no matter what it takes (wet food every other day or whatever), but only do this while he's growing like crazy. After one year make him deal.
 

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probably has to do with me not fixing my dog until he was 5, he was okay for a few weeks, then just started eating alot more....so have to regulate his food now, so split it up during the day...

Great dogs....
 

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that's why i asked if he was fixed. You have one massive dog and he's not a big fatty like some huge rotts i've seen. He's got a great build
 

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motomummy said:
yes we have socialized it bigtime. We let it out to play with the neighbords pit bull and they just have a blast. along with my parents Dalmatian. He has only tested me a few times and that didn't last long. I use to train with some of the k9's when I was in the military which helped with the alpha role thing, but the way they train doesn't help with the socialization aspect or help with getting it to listen to my wife.

He's fixed already and the funny thing? We leave food out all the time because he doesn't eat like crazy at all. In fact we have changed his food up like crazy and he loves it for 2 days then just stops. we leave an entire bowl out all the time or else he will maybe eat a cup full per day then walk away. Vet said just leave it out all the time until he gets fat or starts eating then start rationing it. I don't want a fat dog, but damn he doesn't eat like most other dogs I've seen.

Only way he really eats like crazy is if we put wet food in with it. We started this afew months of trying different things. Vet said just make him eat it no matter what it takes (wet food every other day or whatever), but only do this while he's growing like crazy. After one year make him deal.
If you stop free-feeding he'll start eating more.

Most trainers will say not to free feed. Leave the food out for a half hour and if he doesn't eat it take it back up. This will also get him associating you more with food (which is good) which means you become more valuable to the dog.

Here's my dog Jack, he's a little over a year old, skinny frame, eats everything.
 

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my dog is well trained on feeding and treats, which he rarely gets....I free fed him due to my working hours, but it wasn't because i stopped free feeding him that he ate more, it was after i fixed him he would eat way more food...

motomummy, yeah, he is in good shape, not fat, but he gets walked almost every day, usually 2 - 4 miles per day, sometimes longer on the weekends, and he gets to go play with the other dogs at the doggy park....
 

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elkbow said:
my dog is well trained on feeding and treats, which he rarely gets....I free fed him due to my working hours, but it wasn't because i stopped free feeding him that he ate more, it was after i fixed him he would eat way more food...

motomummy, yeah, he is in good shape, not fat, but he gets walked almost every day, usually 2 - 4 miles per day, sometimes longer on the weekends, and he gets to go play with the other dogs at the doggy park....
I wasn't saying that's why YOUR dog ate more. But if an animal doesn't have constant access to food it will eat more when it IS given food. It's evolution. You never know when the next meal is coming so you eat as much as you can because it's advantageous to do so.
 

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Jumha is the Italian Mastiff (Cane Corso) he's about 105lbs right now and is trained outdoors so that's his domain. The boxer is Salsita about 60 lbs. now, she's the fun loving one she loves to play. Salsita is spayed Jumha is not and they get along great together.



 
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